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Legislator Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators among Michigan cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Legislators in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,020
25th Percentile Wage
$18,540
50th Percentile Wage
$19,420
75th Percentile Wage
$31,650
90th Percentile Wage
$84,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201619,4202.01%1.29%
201519,0300.89%-
201418,860-0.16%-
201318,890-1.48%-
201219,170--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Michigan ranges from $18,470 to $28,090. The highest paying area for legislators in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $28,090. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $27,570). The lowest paying area is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $18,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$28,090
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$27,570
Flint
$20,110
Bay City
$19,970
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$19,690
Kalamazoo-Portage
$19,540
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$19,430
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,380
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$19,360
South Bend-Mishawaka
$19,230
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,150
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$19,110
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$18,930
Ann Arbor
$18,780
Jackson
$18,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$18,510
Holland-Grand Haven
$18,470



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